Researcher Profile – Ashleigh Hart
I am a Research Assistant within The George Institute for Global Health’s Food Policy division. In this role I coordinate the WHO CC website, bi-monthly newsletter and I support the team with general and financial administration. I also support various salt-reduction projects such as product reformulation in Vietnam including engagement of government, markets and consumers, a community-level behaviour change intervention in India, and a systematic review of Indigenous community food programs to improve nutrition, wellbeing and food security.
My background is a Master of Public Health from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Science from the University of New South Wales. My research interests are global noncommunicable disease prevention and reduction of climate change through population-level diet-related interventions. This includes transforming the food system, particularly the animal agriculture industry and its devastating effect on the planet and human health. I am also very interested in fiscal policies as a ‘best-buy’ to create healthier and more equitable consumer environments where all people, regardless of socio-economic status, have access to and can afford to have a healthy diet and lifestyle.